Graphene: Synthesis and Applications

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  • Prepared by experts from different sectors of graphene, physics, chemistry, and materials and electrical engineering research
  • Provides a cohesive, critical review of graphene nanoscience and technology, offering valuable insights into how this material is made and used
  • Explores the syntheses of single sheets of graphene for industrial applications


Since the late 20th century, graphene—a one-atom-thick planar sheet of sp2-bonded carbon atoms densely packed in a honeycomb crystal lattice—has garnered appreciable attention as a potential next-generation electronic material due to its exceptional properties. These properties include high current density, ballistic transport, chemical inertness, high thermal conductivity, optical transmittance, and super hydrophobicity at nanometer scale.

In contrast to research on its excellent electronic and optoelectronic properties, research on the syntheses of a single sheet of graphene for industrial applications is in its nascent stages. Graphene: Synthesis and Applications reviews the advancement and future directions of graphene research in the areas of synthesis and properties, and explores applications, such as electronics, heat dissipation, field emission, sensors, composites, and energy.

Table of Contents

Tailoring the Physical Properties of Graphene
C. G. Rocha, M. H. Rümmeli, I. Ibrahim, H. Sevincli, F. Börrnert, J. Kunstmann, A. Bachmatiuk, M. Pötschke, W. Li, S. A. M. Makharza, S. Roche, B. Büchner, and G. Cuniberti
Graphene Synthesis
Santanu Das and Wonbong Choi
Quantum Transport in Graphene-Based Materials and Devices: From Pseudospin Effects to a New Switching Principle
Stephan Roche, Frank Ortmann, Alessandro Cresti, Blanca Biel, and David Jimenez
Electronic and Photonic Applications for Ultrahigh-Frequency Graphene-Based Devices
Taiichi Otsuji, Tetsuya Suemitsu, Akira Satou, Maki Suemitsu, Eiichi Sano, Maxim Ryzhii, and Victor Ryzhii
Graphene Thin Films for Unusual Format Electronics
Chao Yan, Houk Jang, Youngbin Lee, and Jong-Hyun Ahn
Nanosized Graphene: Chemical Synthesis and Applications in Materials Science
Chongjun Jiao and Jishan Wu
Graphene-Reinforced Ceramic and Metal Matrix Composites
Debrupa Lahiri and Arvind Agarwal
Graphene-Based Biosensors and Gas Sensors
Subbiah Alwarappan, Shreekumar Pillai, Shree R, Singh, and Ashok Kumar
Field Emission and Graphene: An Overview of Current Status
Indranil Lahiri and Wonbong Choi
Graphene and Graphene-Based Materials in Solar Cell Applications
Indranil Lahiri and Wonbong Choi
Graphene: Thermal and Thermoelectric Properties
Suchismita Ghosh and Alexander A. Balandin

Editor Bio(s)

Wonbong Choi is a professor in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department at Florida International University and an extraordinary visiting professor at WCU Department of Energy Engineering, Hanyang University.
Choi was awarded the prestigious Materials Research Society (MRS) Medal in 2006 "for important developments in the materials science and applications of carbon nanotubes.", and the title of MRS fellow in 2009. One of the remarkable achievements in his research career was the invention of the Carbon Nanotube Field Emission Display, which was reported in Science and was covered extensively by news media around the world. In addition, Dr. Choi is credited with developing the high-efficiency Li-ion battery based on carbon nanotubes, vertical CNT-Field Effect Transistor and CNT based non-volatile memory devices. Dr. Choi is the author/co-author of over 70 patents (granted or applied), four book chapters, over 100 journal papers, and over 50 conference proceedings. He has been invited to share his technological findings and know-how at many international conferences, and has served as a chair/committee member for several international meetings including IEEE-Nano, TMS-Nano symposium, US-Korea Nanoworkshop and US-Korea Micro and Nano integrated Systems.

Jo-won Lee is a chair professor at Hanyang University. His fields of research are primarily nanoelectronics (CNT, nano-flash memory) with a variety of experiences such as magnetic recording media/head, high Tc superconducting films and devices, diamond thin films and devices. Prior to his current position, Prof. Lee was director of the National Program for Tera-level Nanodevices (2000-2010) and was a general manager and then a project manager at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (1992-2000).
He has been serving as an editor-in-chief of Korea Nanotechnology Annul and of Nanotechnology Glossary since 2003. He has served as Chair of NANO KOREA 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Symposium Steering Committee, and served as a general chair of the IEEE-Nanotechnology Conference 2010.
Dr. Lee has authored and co-authored 92 papers/proceedings and holds 48 patents. He was listed in Who’s Who in the World (1994/1995 edition). He received an alumni special award from Hanyang university for his leadership in nanotechnology (December 2001) and David McFarland award from Penn State Chapter of ASM International (April, 2003) for his achievement on metallurgy. He was appointed as one of 2004 role models in science by Korea Science Foundation, Dong-Ailbo and Dong-A Science. Korean government gave him a national honor medal for his contribution to the advancement of nanotechnology in Korea (April 2006).